Heritage Museum
of Big Spring

Since the Heritage Museum of Big Spring was chartered in 1971, it has been dedicated to preserving our community’s cultural heritage, history, and people. Throughout the past 50 years we have archived and cared for permanent collections, provided educational programs, presented exhibits celebrating culturally diverse subject matter, hosted educational lecture series and book signings, and provided ongoing community events for our rural area families. Approximately 6,000 guests visit the museum each year. In addition to local visitors, the Heritage Museum of Big Spring has visitors represented from all fifty states as well as internationally.

The Heritage Museum holds in trust a variety of permanent collections that are significant to our community’s historic preservation. Permanent exhibits and a temporary gallery space showcase the stories of West Texas and engage the audience in a uniquely noteworthy experience. The temporary gallery is used to feature local and distinguished artists, culturally diverse subject matter, significant historical events and anniversaries, community events and fundraising projects, local arts and crafts from our area schools and organizations, and more.

It is a vital part of our mission to explore new and exciting subject matter to present, keeping the museum fresh and relevant for the community we serve. The permanent exhibit area includes the Texas Longhorn exhibit, the West Texas Oil and Refinery Industry exhibit, Vintage Toy and Doll exhibit, the T&P Railroad exhibit , the Pioneer Medical exhibit as well as many more.

Throughout the museum’s existence there has been pride taken in representing all facets of West Texas including the people, the history and the lifestyle while being the heartbeat of our community.

The Heritage Museum of Big Spring is a non-profit institution whose purpose is to collect, exhibit, and preserve artifacts that reflect the history of Big Spring and Howard County.

Upcoming Events

  • January 20 – February 20, 2024: Women in Aviation and World War II -- TX Lakes Trails Division Exhibit
  • March 30, 2024: Night at Museum
  • April 11, 2024: Annual Meeting, Catered event with Speaker
  • April 30 - May 31, 2024: Big Spring Art Association Judged Areawide Show
  • June 04 - August 15, 2024: Big Spring Brides, A collection of Big Spring's Vintage bridal dresses spanning 100 years. 1905-2005
  • June 22, 2024: Legends and Legacies Fundraiser & Cowboy/Girl Hall of Fame
  • August 15 - September 20, 2024: Texas Homecoming Mums
  • September 20 – October 31, 2024: Caboose Watercolors Show
  • October 18, 19, & 26, 2024: Ghost Tours
  • November 01 - November 15, 2024:  Decorating Christmas Tree Forest
  • November 16, 2024: Opening of Christmas Tree Forest
  • November 16 - December 21, 2023: Christmas Tree Forest Open for Viewing, Theme for 2024 is Christmas Angels: Messengers of Hope, Faith, and Love
  • December 6, 2024: Christmas Family Fun Night at the Museum

***This is our 2024 tentative schedule of events, all events and dates are subject to change***

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Contact Us

Heritage Museum
510 Scurry
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Tammy Schrecengost


Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

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